God’s Phenomenal Plants!

Just prior to harvesting, Gary checks the fragrance of his ylang ylang plants on the YL Ecuador Farm.

Just prior to harvesting, Gary checks the fragrance of his ylang ylang plants on the YL Ecuador Farm.

When you study and work with plants, including their behavior and personality, there is no way that you can deny there is a God. It is the most phenomenal thing for me to watch how God has orchestrated His kingdom for us. I can also tell you that there is not a single ailment on this planet, I don’t care what you call it or what name they have given it, that God did not give us the answer for right here on earth.

I can take you all around the world, and whatever exists, God created a plan for it. He created the plants for every condition. But what do we do? We turn to chemicals that poison and kill us, not to His life-giving substances.

God gave me back my legs and allowed me to walk pain-free again after 13 years. I walk easily today because of these oils, and I live because of them. I made a commitment to share this with the world and to do everything in my power to create the best. I don’t have a little distillery in my backyard where I distill oils just for Mary, the boys, and me. When Mary wants an oil, she goes to the corporate office and gets it from the same place all of you get your oils. I produce for you what I give my children, and that’s exactly what you get. The same care and commitment go into every single bottle.

Mankind’s first medicine—plants—were given to us on the third day of creation. Why? Think about it. God had an incredible plan when He put all of this together, and we need to think about it a little bit and realize that it’s all there, used in every ancient culture, in every religion, for help and healing. The oils are beautiful and I am passionate about what I do because of what the oils do. I’ve watched hundreds of people return vigor to their life because of these oils. Essential oils were reintroduced into modern society in the early 1900s, and there are 188 biblical references to them.

Purity and Power in Every YL Bottle of Oil

Gary is shown preparing to make the cut in the bark of this Boswellia sacra frankincense tree in Oman, which will start the resin flowing. The resin collected from these trees is distilled in Salalah, Oman, and becomes Young Living’s exquisite Sacred Frankincense essential oil.

Gary is shown preparing to make the cut in the bark of this Boswellia sacra frankincense tree in Oman, which will start the resin flowing. The resin collected from these trees is distilled in Salalah, Oman, and becomes Young Living’s exquisite Sacred Frankincense essential oil.

Welcome to the world of essential oils.

What are essential oils? I get asked this question all the time. It’s really simple: essential oils are the plant’s “life blood” distilled from aromatic plants.

Your blood regulates your immune system. Though it is not an exact comparison, the essential oil gives a form of immunity to the plant. Aromatic plants will give off fragrances to ward off insects, pests, and other critters or animals that might attack the plant or try to destroy it. This liquid gold is obtained from the leaves, flowers, roots, and stems of plants and the bark, needles, leaves, or resin of trees.

Quality, true quality, starts at the source. Young Living has developed genuine organic practices at all farms from Seed to Seal: St. Maries, Idaho; Simiane-la-Rotonde, France; Naples, Idaho; Mona, Utah; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Iquitos, Peru; Taitung, Taiwan; Almog, Israel; and Salalah, Oman, in addition to many partner farms. Young Living is the largest private grower of plants used for the production of essential oils in the world.

Each batch of oil is independently tested for purity, and only after the oils pass the criteria for therapeutic-grade are they bottled for distribution. That’s one of the reasons why we have a laboratory at our distillation facilities; so as we’re distilling, we can run an analysis, look at the compounds, and see if we’re doing it right.

 

Celebrating Pioneers!

pioneer_day_imageOver a decade ago, Gary and Mary in western garb took part in a wagon train near the Whispering Springs Farm in Mona, Utah. Gary’s real-life pioneering activities include homesteading in Canada, founding a multimillion-dollar company, building essential oil distilleries, and planting trees and herbs to distill on farms from the Americas (North and South) to Europe to the Far and Middle East. Whether operating farm equipment or the GC-MS instrument in one of his laboratories, Gary is ever grateful for more than 500,000 dedicated Young Living distributors and wishes them—Happy Pioneer Day!

Every year on July 24, Utah Pioneer Day is celebrated with a large parade, rodeo, fireworks, and many other family, community, and state activities. Pioneer Day honors the first wagon train of Mormon pioneers [members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] who were driven from their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois, that finally arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847.

Challenged to make their new desert home “blossom as a rose,” pioneers by the thousands continued for decades to trek across America’s plains from their homes in England, Europe, and Scandinavia.

The word “pioneer” describes people who step out of their comfort zone and change their lives to bless the lives of others.

Drawing on his pioneer heritage, D. Gary Young crafted his own increased health with the then little-known modality of essential oils. Finding out that quality oils were difficult to find, he learned the art of distillation and founded farms, partnerships, and distilleries for the production of essential oils in countries throughout the world.

By lecturing, writing books, and conducting scientific studies, Gary has shared his discoveries with people worldwide who are determined to find wellness, purpose, and abundance through using and sharing their knowledge of essential oils.

You, too, are an essential oil pioneer as you share your own experiences with essential oils. Every conversation has the potential to ripple out and reach untold numbers of people.

On this Pioneer Day, Young Living salutes you as essential oil pioneers for your courage and tenacity in sharing Gary Young’s vision of taking Young Living Essential Oils into every home in the world. Thank you!

Happy Pioneer Day!

 

Harvest Time for Melissa and Lavender!

The melissa crop is being harvested in Idaho right now. The seeds that came from France so many years ago now create the amazing Melissa essential oil that people treasure. Organically grown and distilled at our St. Maries, Idaho, farm, this year’s harvest will provide Young Living members with a bumper crop!

Lavender will also be harvested at the St. Maries farm and at the Mona, Utah, farm as well. The distilleries at both farms will be going late into the night.

It thrills us to think that the lavender seeds I carried home so many years ago were the start of Young Living’s lavender production in two states and that now seeds from the St. Maries lavender were taken to France to reseed fields in Provence that were decimated by drought and virus.

Right now, the St. Maries farm is busy harvesting the thriving melissa plants that will be distilled to produce Young Living’s pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade Melissa essential oil that will be shipped around the world.

Right now, the St. Maries farm is busy harvesting the thriving melissa plants that will be distilled to produce Young Living’s pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade Melissa essential oil that will be shipped around the world.

Shortly after the “Run Through the Lavender” 5K race, the purple fields of Mona, Utah, and St. Maries, Idaho, will be harvested and distilled to produce pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade Lavender essential oil that will be shipped around the world!

Shortly after the “Run Through the Lavender” 5K race, the purple fields of Mona, Utah, and St. Maries, Idaho, will be harvested and distilled to produce pure, genuine, therapeutic-grade Lavender essential oil that will be shipped around the world!

D. Gary Young’s 7 Steps to Essential Oil World Leadership: Recap

  1. Photosynthesis: Sunlight converts to energy and aromatic compounds in plants
  2. Proper seed species: Scientifically verified and non-GMO
  3. Soil: Well-drained and supplemented with compost, enzymes, and microbes for proper pH and organic farming
  4. Weed control: Summer fallowing, cover crops, field rotation, proprietary essential oil weed-spray formula
  5. Harvesting: Knowing the optimal time to harvest by weather, Brix test, data from research nursery
  6. Distilling: Knowing the art of loading chambers, correct pressure, and correct temperature
  7. Analysis and Research: Invest in the scientists, the laboratories, and scientific instruments— FTIR, GC-MS, UHPLC

These steps show why Young Living is the World Leader in Essential Oils!

Gary’s first homemade distiller—two pressure cookers welded together!

Gary’s first homemade distiller—two pressure cookers welded together!

 

From homemade to advanced distilling operation in Ecuador. Young Living also distills in the U.S., France, Oman, Taiwan, and Israel, with more locations to be added.

From homemade to advanced distilling operation in Ecuador. Young Living also distills in the U.S., France, Oman, Taiwan, and Israel, with more locations to be added.

 

The state-of-the-art, fully automated distillery at the Young Living Highland Flats Tree Farm in Naples, Idaho, uses the most advanced technology available, modernizing the production process to be more efficient and effective than ever.

The state-of-the-art, fully automated distillery at the Young Living Highland Flats Tree Farm in Naples, Idaho, uses the most advanced technology available, modernizing the production process to be more efficient and effective than ever.